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Exchange Caro-Kann with 4.Bf4
Is there any downside for White to use the move order 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4.Bf4 instead of the more usual 4.c3? 4.Bf4 stops lines with ...Qc7 in which Black prevents Bf4, so I was wondering i...

Started 01/15/19 at 17:35:56 by BobbyDigital80
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By: BobbyDigital80
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Caro-Kann exchange variation
MNb wrote on 09/30/09 at 11:49:12:
It amazes me that Keano, usually a very sensible and reasonable guy, defends this book. He neglects the two main complaints: the three authors systematically evaluate equal positions as sligh...

MnB - this i

Started 10/01/09 at 08:54:08 by Keano
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By: kylemeister
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Bologon on the Caro-Kann
The follow up to Bologon’s Kings Indian and Bologon’s Ruy Lopez/Open Games, it seems we now have Bologon’s Caro-Kann to look forward to next year!

Started 12/18/17 at 10:43:17 by najdorfslayer
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Fernandez on the Caro-Kann
If Bologan's new book isn't enough, there will shortly be an alternative: The Modernized Caro-Kann by GM Daniel Fernandez, from Thinkers Publishing (not Metropolitan Publishing, who produced two excel...

Started 05/17/18 at 20:28:43 by Straggler
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By: gewgaw
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Unorthodox tries in the Main Line Caro-Kann
This is a dangerous path. I should stick to the well-trodden path, I know I should. But I can't resist exploring some of the following. I'm sure they have some merit in shorter games, but does either ...

Started 07/11/18 at 16:34:54 by HgMan
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Bronstein-Larsen
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6

I don't want to pretend that this is superior to the mainline Caro Kann, but is it theoretically sound? And to what extent might one acquire any...

Started 09/10/17 at 03:13:46 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Finnish Variation (4...h6)
Does the Finnish Variation of the Caro Kann (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 h6) have any independent merit? Naturally some lines can diverge back into mainline theory—and 4...h6 can also serve as a...

Started 07/10/18 at 05:20:55 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Good book for the CaroKann?
I am getting back into chess again and I have been a habitual CaroKann player.   What is a good modern book on the defense so I can catch up with general theory.   I am not a great player so I do not ...

Started 05/31/18 at 05:14:39 by zedwardson
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By: TD
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Caro book covering 7. Cf3 e6 in 4...Af5 Classical
Is there any Black book where it is recommended the line:

I have a Russian book by Karpo...

Started 01/26/18 at 00:31:20 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Caro book covering 7. Nf3 e6 in 4...Bf5 Classical
Is there any Black book where it is recommended the line:

I have a Russian book by Karpo...

Started 01/26/18 at 00:31:02 by Leon_Trotsky
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Caro-Kann by Kornev for ChessStars
I just received the following email from Semko Semkov, after enquiring about the possibility of a Caro-Kann repertoire book for Black:
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Hi,
We have in our plans a Black repertoire book wit...

Hopefully this wil

Started 03/24/15 at 18:36:06 by LostTactic
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By: ErictheRed
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Exchange Variation in Opening Repertoire ...c6?
From the Index of Variations it seems there is no "Exchange Variation" section, but only 4.Bf4. I find that rather strange. Anyone who owns/knows the book can clarify?

Started 11/23/17 at 12:29:49 by TD
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By: AlekseiNK
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Smyslov/Karpov Variation: 4...Nd7
Inasmuch as there have been new repertoire books on the Caro Kann, the recommendations have leaned toward the Classical Variation (4...Bf5) with some new ideas. Is this just a shift in fashion? Or is ...

Started 09/03/17 at 14:06:21 by HgMan
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By: MartinC
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Caro-Kann, Advance Variation, Short Variation
Hello.
I'm currently learning the Caro-Kann thanks to a great book (Grandmaster Repertoire - The Caro-Kann, from Lars Schandorff), but I have a problem with the Short Variation of the Advance Var...

Started 07/20/13 at 21:17:10 by Marc Benford
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By: HgMan
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Caro Advance: 4 Nc3 a6
Dear all,
I noticed in Joe Gallagher's Starting Out: The Caro-Kann that Gallagher referred to this line:
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5 4 Nc3 a6
stating: "this could be a line for the future."  In the Ch...

Started 06/23/06 at 13:45:19 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
I'm looking for resources with the most material on the Gurgenidze variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 g6
Thanks in advance

Started 06/24/16 at 22:43:39 by George Jempty
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By: trw
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Not a word about a new DVD?
The ChessBase DVD, "The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1 and 2" by  Vidit Gujrathi, has been out for more than a month, but no one has even mentioned the topic here.  Has anyone taken a look?  Formed an op...

Started 06/06/17 at 01:03:03 by Wwqlcw
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By: califax
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The Two knights - how good is this line?
I don't know anything about this line but was under the impression it wasn't a strong line for white...yet when looking at the repertoire's of two players whose games I am thinking of studying, I saw ...

Started 07/10/16 at 19:02:51 by RoleyPoley
5 2902 Last Post 06/01/17 at 19:27:37
By: Keano
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3...a6 in the classical
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 a6
Any thoughts on this line? Looking through the databases it seems to score quite well for black, and looks an interesting practical choice to force white into thinking fo...

Started 05/15/17 at 07:42:27 by helmet
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By: CarriedbyGg
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The Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation Karpov
Hi friends. Have you heard about this new book? Is it really new or a reprint of the very old book by the same authors?

Started 12/23/16 at 22:53:38 by Pingudon
4 3169 Last Post 01/12/17 at 19:17:33
By: Wwqlcw
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